Special Issue "Wireless Networks and Games Theory"

A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Firooz Saghezchi

Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (DETI), University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Wireless Networks, Game Theory, Machine Learning, Cyber-Physical Security, Intrusion Detection System

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Game Theory is a fascinating tool with which to analyse the potential conflict of interest arising between independent rational agents when they strategically interact with each other. It has recently gained momentum to boost the utilisation of scarce radio resources (e.g., spectrum, energy, relay nodes, etc.) in a distributed fashion. Game players typically involve mobile nodes (i.e., relays and sources), User Equipment (UE), small-cell and macro-cell Radio Access Networks (RAN), primary and secondary cognitive radios, an attacker, a network security manager, etc. The strategy set can include, for example, deciding whether or not to turn on a radio interface, connect to a RAN, cooperate with other peers, etc. Utility functions need to be defined to help players assess their payoff from choosing any strategy. Nash Equilibrium can be applied to predict the strategic outcome of a game. Additionally, recent innovations in wireless communications, such as relaying and network coding, fundamentally rely on cooperation of players. Nonetheless, this cannot be taken for granted, since players naturally seek to maximise their own payoff. Proper mechanisms are needed to foster cooperation and discourage selfish behaviour. Finally, coalitional games can be employed in incidents in which players are allowed to form coalitions and, when profitable, pool their resources and improve their individual and group payoff.  

The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cooperative Communications
  • Network Coding
  • Small Cells
  • Self-Organising Network (SON)
  • Radio Resource Allocation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Spectral Efficiency
  • Trust Management
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Cybersecurity Game

Dr. Firooz Saghezchi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Game Theory
  • Wireless Networks
  • Distributed Optimisation
  • Resource Allocation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Heterogonous Networks
  • Relay Selection
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • Security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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